20 February 2009
The State of Things
"A dictatorship of relativism is being built that recognizes nothing as definite, and which leaves as the ultimate measure only one's ego and desires. Having a clear faith, according to the credo of the Church, is often labeled as fundamentalism. Yet, relativism, that is, letting oneself be tossed and 'swept along by every wind of teaching', appears the sole attitude acceptable to today's standards."
-- Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Pre-conclave homily, April 19, 2005